Minchinhampton W.I. - July 2018

Our June meeting was well attended and we soon dealt with the business details so that we could listen to our speaker Mr Pete Tiley.

Pete is our local Neighbourhood Warden who, having set out a table full of "goodies", proceeded to talk about personal safety and his role as Warden. He told us of the numerous problems he covers. He liaises with the Police as well as the Dog Warden and relies on the public to contact him about local problems. For example - abandoned cars, dog fouling which can carry a fine of £75, litter again with a fine of £75. Fly tipping is also a large problem and this carries a greater fine. He also deals with low level anti-social behaviour and drug use, bogus callers, hate crime and bullying and many more problems.

He then explained the various items and their uses for personal safety both inside and outside the home and members were able to select those which were specific to their needs. Interest had certainly been generated as shown by the number of questions asked.

The President thanked him for his presentation and I think we all know feel that little bit more secure. A visit can be arranged to any specific home regarding safety and crime prevention issues if required. A very pleasant and interesting afternoon ended with tea and biscuits.

Diana Farn